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Budgie, the budget campervan.

Church Point, NSW
Campervan blue
Campervan

3

Berths
Drive
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$80

pernight
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About Budgie, the budget campervan.

Budgie carries all the gear you need, with no hidden extras, but some fantastic additions to make your holiday even better. It's the perfect van for a get-away to the latest festival, a long-planned road trip or straight to your favourite campsite. If you are looking for a value-for-money van, with a comfy bed, plenty of storage space, a well-equipped kitchen and extra shade built-in, then Budgie, the budget campervan is ideal. Church Point is 35-40km north of Sydney CBD. It's beautiful here and would be a great start to your holiday, but if it's too far out of your way, let us know and we can drop-off up to 100km from our base.

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Details

Vehicle Details
Model
HiAce
Length
18ft
Manufactured
1997
Type
Campervan
Bedding

3 Internal Berths, 0 External Berths


Driving Details
Transmission
Manual
Vehicle Height
2.50 metres
Fuel Consumption

Not set

Fuel Type
Number of Seatbelts
3
Required License Type
Standard class c licence is fine.

Location

Geoff's Campervan has the following hire options:

Drive ?

The pickup location is:
Church Point, NSW

Please note:

Required License Type
Standard class c licence is fine.

Owner Drop-Off ?

Relocatable up to:

100km

The Owner will drive/tow the Campervan to a location of your choice within a certain distance from the storage location, and set everything up for you.

On-Site Booking ?

You can't stay on-site in this Campervan.

Amenities

  • Solar Panels
  • Heating
  • Cutlery and Plates
  • Gas Bottle
  • Basic Pantry
  • Air Conditioner
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Awning
  • Fridge
  • Camping Table and Chairs

Safety Information

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Blanket
  • Smoke Detector

Additional Information

Budgie has everything you need. At no extra cost the van comes with:
240v blow heater, very handy in winter when you're at a powered site
Fresh linen and bedding
Crockery and cutlery
Three saucepans, two fry pans, kettle, thermos and other cooking equipment
Cooking gas bottle at no extra charge
A separate outdoor butane camping cooker for hot nights under the stars, instead of cooking inside
Two insulated travel mugs
A full range of cooking utensils
A 120w solar panel on a 5m lead, so you can park in the shade and still get powered up
A 2-port USB car charger plug and audio cable, so you can power up your electronics and be wired for sound at the same time
A Bluetooth speaker to hook up to your phone or music player
A massive 2.5m x 2.5m side awning, with side walls.
A zip-in external mossie room for bug-free evenings.
Mossie nets to enable you to leave the side and back doors open at night
Fly-screens throughout
Various torches, maps, tools and cleaning equipment.
60L water tank under vehicle with electric pump
Two full 10L water containers in vehicle
The kitchen has a 2-burner gas stove and grill, and a 240v/12v fridge with plenty of room for food and drink. There is more than enough storage for dry stores. There is a deep storage shelf for your clothes and gear above the driver's cab. The shelf section above the bed can be used for additional storage or alternatively turns into a slide-out bed for young children. We do recommend you bring your belongings in soft bags to maximise storage space. The main bed is really comfortable and we have made curtains with special light-blocking backing for a good night's sleep.
When we are camping we like to get underway early and stay until the last possible minute, so we are very happy to be flexible on pick up and drop off times, so you can make the most of your holiday.
Budgie is not the newest van in town. He's been around the block more than once - in fact he's been around Australia more than once - which is why we've pitched the price at the lower end of the scale. One of the cupboard doors is a little worn, a couple of the hinges have a bit of rust and the interior of the fridge is a little yellowed from age - but it is spotlessly clean throughout and we have put a lot of thought and love into making sure you have all the equipment you need to make your trip a great one.

Important things to note:
Budgie is 2.5m high and won't fit into most covered car parks.
Budgie is a manual vehicle - not automatic and runs on petrol not diesel.
If you don't have an Australian driver's licence, you will need to have an International Drivers Permit as well as your own national drivers license. They are easy and quick to get before you travel, normally from your national automobile association.

Hiring Rules

Budgie will be delivered with a full tank of fuel, please return with a full tank (petrol - not diesel).
Drivers must be over 21 yrs old
Drivers must also have an International Drivers Permit if they are using a non-Australian licence
This a non smoking vehicle.
Minimum 5 nights hire for Christmas holiday period - Friday 20 December 2019 to Friday 31 January 2020

Hirer must be 21 years of age or older

Pets

  • No, hirers can't bring pets

Linen

  • Yes, linen is included

Pricing

from

$80

pernight
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Service Fee

$40.0

Minimum stay

2 nights

Minimum Age

Hirer must be 21 years of age or older

Off-Road

No, off-road will not be considered

Relocation Fee
  • $2.0 per km Relocation Fee
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Reviews

17 Reviews

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Kristy says...

We loved Budgie. She was everything we needed for our holiday.
It meant we had freedom to go where we wanted and stay there. The solar panel that charged the fridge And lights was brilliant, as it want we didnt have to plug in anywhere to charge the battery. Just set it up in the sun and let it do its thing.
For myself and my two young girls Budgie was perfect and we felt sad having to return her. There were a few things that needed attending to and Geoff was onto it in getting those things sorted. We look forward to hiring her again,

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Soo says...

The experience of renting the Budgie was awesome from the outset. Geoff the owner was very responsive and helpful. He is a mechanic and keeps the van in tip top shape. The layout and facilities with the van are well thought out - everything you might need is there, and all tucked away in an organised and practical manner. The van is easy to drive and comfy to sleep in. Highly recommend.

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Tyler says...

Budgie was great, had absolutely everything youd need for a trip away! Would definitely hire out again

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MICHAEL R says...

We had a fantastic time with Budgie, everything went smooth, Geoff was amazing with communication, he is a legend. Thanks again! x

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Alexander says...

Had a great weekend camping trip in Budgie! Everything you need is in the van, it was very clean and very comfortable. Would definitely rent Budgie again for my next trip. Thanks Geoff!

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Bec says...

Budgie was absolutely fantastic. It was reliable, comfortable and easy to drive and park.
Geoff has equipped it with every thing you need inside, including camping chairs & table and a solar panel. Geoff himself was incredibly helpful and accommodating. Definitely recommend Budgie!

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Lindsay says...

Budgie was exactly as described. All you could need for a trip away. Geoff arranged a convenient meeting location for the drop off of the van. Would highly recommend renting this van.

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Rebecca says...

We had an amazing week in Budgie, it had everything we needed for a holiday of fun, adventures and great memories for myself and my two children (age 10 & 8). The kids loved taking turns to sleep on the top bunk, they enjoyed cooking under the stars at camp sites, they loved riding up front and seeing everything on our travels!
Budgie has everything we needed and more for our travels, Geoff has thought of many extras, Geoff was also really informative and helpful both during and before our trip.
We travelled down the south coast of NSW and across to the Great Ocean Road on our trip, thank you for providing Budgie for our travels!

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Aron says...

We had a lovely experience in Budgie. Geoff makes a real effort for you to enjoy all the things that come with travelling in camper.

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Felipe says...

Excellent as always - no complaints. This van has everything and Geoff and Sarah are very helpful and accommodating.

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Laura says...

The Budgie was such a great camper van, it exceeded our expectations. The whole experience was flawless - Geoff was so accommodating & helpful, the van was so clean and had absolutely everything that was needed for a weekend away. I highly recommend hiring through Geoff. We will be back.

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Felipe says...

Execellant! Comfortable and completely kitted out with all you need.

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Peter says...

Budgie was a great way to travel and get that 'Hippie' feeling for our anniversary holiday down to Lorne in Victoria, to see our son.
From the moment we saw Budgie and its facilities we loved it and dealing with Geoff and Sara has been a total pleasure.
Budgie has all the facilities and commodities we needed to feel 'at home' without having to worry to much about anything as the kitchen sink was already there ;) We wish we could give a 10/10 for communication! :)
We look forward to driving Budgie again in the very near future.

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Gayle says...

Our experience with Budgie was faultless. Everything you needed was on hand and worked! Thank you too for being so flexible and helpful. We will definitely be recommending the " Budgie" to friends.

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Samantha says...

Sara and Geoff have thought of everything you need to get away. Couldnt have asked for more, from the camper to communicating with Sara and Geoff everything was straight forward and very comfortable.
We have camped for many years using a tent and 4WD but after our experience with Budgie we will definitely be back for another adventure.
Thank you so much for making our time away a great experience.

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Christine says...

Geoff and his wife were just lovely and helpful and very flexible with the check in and check out! Budgie is equipped with everything you could think of, its easy to live in this van! We could cook outside or inside, the marquee and camping chairs and table were great for dinner outside and sleeping was very comfortable. We enjoyed our trip and drove a lot, which was no problem for the van, it drives smoothly. Thanks again Geoff! We had a great time and would definitely book again :) Christine & Peter

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Marsha says...

Budgie was fantastic!

Geoff and Sarah are wonderful owners. The van was impeccably clean and great attention was given to all the utilities. They included so many basics like tea, washing detergent, and water that made the journey more easy to do.

I highly rate this van and will be hiring it again.

Many thanks,
Marsha



About the RV Owner

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Geoff

Member since: 2018
Learn more about Geoff

My wife, Sara, and I spent 18 months travelling Europe and North Africa in our Citroen 2CV, with a tent on the back seat. When we came to Australia we fitted out an old Toyota Landcruiser for camping and travelled 50,000 km, mostly on outback tracks. We love travelling and are happy to help you get the most out of your adventure.